Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Die-Cut Calendars

Pressed cardboard, die- cut calendars were manufactured in Germany after World War 2 and some before, into the early 1950's. Through trade relations, many were exported to the US. Some were stamped where made, others not. They varied in size and used for advertising. The graphics were great, nice color, beautiful detailing, and intricate cut outs. Some of them were embossed or raised in the design. A calendar fit in the bottom slots. Some Amana Society businesses would give the clients or special customers a piece like this during the holiday season. They were very much admired and requested for their well made quality. Very collectible, they are small treasures.

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